Waterloo, Alabama

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Waterloo, Alabama
Location in Lauderdale County and the state of Alabama
Location in Lauderdale County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°55′0″N 88°3′51″W / 34.91667°N 88.06417°W / 34.91667; -88.06417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lauderdale
Incorporated[1] 1832
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 203
 • Density 253.8/sq mi (101.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35677
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-80064
GNIS feature ID 0128626

Waterloo is a town in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the FlorenceMuscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 208. The town and surrounding area is served by Waterloo High School and by the Waterloo Volunteer Fire Department.[3]


The town was incorporated in 1832[1] on the banks of the Tennessee River. In the 1930s, the town was moved to its current location when the Tennessee Valley Authority completed the Pickwick Landing Dam, which impounds Pickwick Lake.[1]

Incorporated in 1832, it has lost a large area of land to floods and later the construction of Pickwick Dam.


Waterloo is located at 34°55′0″N 88°3′51″W / 34.91667°N 88.06417°W / 34.91667; -88.06417 (34.916795, -88.064210).[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (6.17%) is water.

Waterloo is bordered by Cherokee to the south, Oakland to the southeast, Cloverdale to the east and Iuka, Mississippi to the west.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 208 people, 94 households, and 67 families residing in the town. The population density was 273.1 people per square mile (105.7/km²). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 190.4 per square mile (73.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.12% White, 1.44% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 94 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,536, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,167. About 11.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.0% of those sixty five or over.


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The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waterloo has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [6]

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  1. ^ a b c "History of Waterloo". Waterloo Alabama. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ Waterloo Volunteer Fire Department
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Waterloo, Alabama

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Coordinates: 34°55′00″N 88°03′51″W / 34.916795°N 88.06421°W / 34.916795; -88.06421